This is a comment by Valter Viglietti on the post “Boycott Successful: You Can No Longer Buy Porn Coupons at Groupon“.
“What do you think of the boycott on Groupon?”
I think it’s sad that those interest groups push to limit people’s freedom of expression and choice. It’s the kind of people who’d like to burn certain books and restore medieval practices. They’re fanatics and sick.
“Are there ways in which BDSM porn does harm women and children?”
In NO way BDSM harm children. BDSM basic rules are clear: it’s between consenting ADULTS. That those groups use the “children card” is revealing of both their ignorance and their attempt to manipulate people through emotional reactions.
Regarding women, people into BDSM choose to do that (be it for pleasure, money or both). So it’s their free choice as adults. Do we forbid miners to go into mines because their work is dangerous and harmful? No, it’s their choice. And, as a commenter already pointed out, in BDSM you get all genders and combinations; thus, why they complain about women being “harmed”, but they don’t care at all about submissive men?
“How can you tell the “good” porn from the “bad” porn?”
I’d say there’s no such thing as “bad” porn (unless you talk about taste, but that’s subjective ). The only “bad” porn would be where people are forced against their will; but then it’s a felony and the law already exists about it. Again, when it’s within consenting adults, then it’s their business, and nobody else.
Once again, this kind of action reeks of B.S. and fanatism. The usual mentally disturbed* people scared by sexuality and anything “odd”, desperately trying to control the rest of the world.
* I’m not using the term “mentally disturbed” by chance: people who need to control everybody else is sick
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